{free} Spelling Word Searches–1st Grade

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

{free} Spelling Word Searches–1st Grade

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Word searches are a fun spelling games for 1st graders to practice spelling words!
FREE 1st Grade Spelling Words Word Search

Spelling Games

My 1st grader was zipping through our Language Arts program until we got to the rule breaker spelling words! Ugh…. the English language is hard!  So I started using various creative activities and spelling games to help him interact with the words to practice without just drilling/writing them over and over again. These Spelling Word Searches seemed to do the trick! He loves word searches, the fun images on these worksheets for kids (especially the dog one), and gets the practice he needs at the same time!

FREE 1st Grade Spelling Word Search Worksheets

There are 51 pages of word searches with about 20 words per page. I created them to go alongside our Sing Spell Read & Write (SSRW) Program, but they would be a great enrichment for any other Language Arts program or for K-3rd grade too.  If you are using SSRW the lists begin with lessons 19 and go through the end of the book.

Note: These are a great way to practice with spelling words, but they are not intended to take the place of a Language Arts curriculum.

You can always use a page protector and a dry erase marker so that your child(ren) can do these over and over without having to incur the cost of printing them over and over again.

Download 1st Grade Spelling Word Searches 

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  2. That is wonderful! I am always looking for extra things to give my 1st grader to do while I'm working with the bigs. YAY!! Thanks!

  3. Thanks for sharing these, my daughter is going to love them.

  4. Beth,
    Thanks so much for sharing these adorable word searches. My son is going to love them. Great reminder about the page protector and dry erase marker.

  5. These look great! Thanks for sharing. Renee

  6. My daughter loves word searches, so this is perfect practice for her. Thanks so much!!

  7. Thank you so much for this tool. We are in our first year of homeschooling while living abroad and any online, free printable resources are such a HUGE blessing. I appreciate the efforts you put into making them not only educational but cute too. :-)

  8. Thank You Thank You Thank You. We are using SSRW and my son dislikes the traditional "spelling tests" so I have been creating and putting together fun ways for him to learn the rules for the words. He loves games and word searches so he will LOVE these.